29 Nov '14, 10pm

Solar disrupts utilities out of their comfort zone: pv-magazine Dinosaurs unable to adapt, will become extinct #Solar

Innovative ideas will not come from traditional power incumbents, Ernst and Young consultant Dr Helmut Edelmann told the SPX Forum. That few utilities are investing in the green sector, leaving their comfort zones or pushing against resistence in favor of a capacity market energy model is an indication of that such innovation remains mistrusted. The opposite needs to happen, suggested Edelmann, who argued that energy markets assisted by intelligent networks and smart solutions is the way forward. The session finally touched on the role of municipal energy utilities, suggesting that they play a significant role in business innovation models due to their nature of working closely with citizens at the grass root level. Municipal utilities, said Dr Alfred Kruse of Germany´s municipal energy company Stadwerke Burg, have understood that they can make profit from solar PV but wil...

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